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April 30, 2018 / C H Thompson

Social control in the work place

  • The use of technology to control the labour process has also been suggested by postmodernists
  • Postmodernists like Foucault identify other ways in which the owners of the means of production control the workforce
  • Foucault identified the ‘carceral archipelago’ of surveillance as contemporary mechanism of workplace control.
  • Workplace control occurs through internal and external surveillance
  • Internal surveillance is achieved through:
  • 1. Employers checking emails
  • 2. Monitoring telephone calls
  • 3. Quality/volume of completed work

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